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    34 Amazing Products That Will Make Your Skin Glow In 2019

    Because 2019 will be the year in which NO PIMPLE takes residence on my chin. NEW YEAR, NEW SKINCARE ROUTINE, NEW ME.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A vegan cold-pressed oil that is truly a skincare jack-of-all-trades. This stuff softens skin, helps heal acne, aids in ridding scarring and stretch marks, and provides a large dose of MOISTURE.

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    This blend of extra virgin olive, almond oil, grape seed oil, lavender essential oil, and vitamin e can also be used to moisturize your cuticles, strengthen your nails, and can be used on dry, itchy scalps.

    Promising review: "A lady once told me that quality body oil is the secret to youthful skin and I can now see why. I’m on my second bottle and can truly notice a difference! It leaves my skin moisturized without feeling greasy the way that coconut oil, almond oil, shea butter, and/or cocoa butter can. This is also very convenient in that it works for everyone in our household (myself, husband, toddler, and 8-month old). It’s even helped calm down an angry patch of baby eczema." —Elle

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. A cruelty-free face wash made from 100% vegan ingredients: coconut water, sea algae complex, and antioxidants, y'all! Plus, it smells like the beach and will take off allllll your makeup.

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    Promising review: "This product deserves more than five stars! I am a skincare lover, and I usually remove my makeup with coconut oil. But wow, this cleanser really removes all my makeup, leaves my skin soft, and smells amazing. Plus, no need to remove any leftover mascara after washing. I cannot believe this face wash is so inexpensive!" —S & D

    Get it from Amazon for $4.93.

    3. A vegan brightening scrub with argan extract and chlorella to gently remove dirt AND restore your skin cells. This will get rid of all the sneaky, remaining makeup that REFUSED to be slowed with your face wipe.

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    Promising review: "Who'd have thought you could get excited about a facial scrub? I love this stuff! The ingredients are natural — nothing synthetic! It doesn't dry out my skin, and my cheeks are always baby soft after using it. This is my third time ordering this tube of green scrubbing greatness!" —BBQ222

    Get it from Amazon for $9.83.

    4. An organic rose water that will hydrate your skin, absorb excess oil, and brighten your complexion — without triggering any Rosacea. CHA CHING.

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    Promising review: "I have suffered from rosacea for about two years now, and most recently, it has turned into acne rosacea. Unfortunately, I have tried oral antibiotics, prescription creams, over-the-counter creams, etc., without any results. After a horrible flare-up that was requiring me to cover my face in green makeup to mask the redness, I decided to try rose water. I like the fact that this product is 100% distilled rose water — no other chemicals or ingredients. My face is ultra sensitive and EVERYTHING causes inflammation, so I wasn't sure how I was going to react to this product. I am pleased to say that after only using this for one day, my redness decreased by about 40%. The acne began to dry up, but my skin did not! Day two and I am at a 60% improvement in redness and my acne is almost completely gone! I HIGHLY recommend this product for anyone suffering with Rosacea." —JmeF

    Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

    5. A plant-based moisturizer currently employed by the Lord of Skincare to hydrate and nourish your skin — without using a ton of harsh ingredients and icky chemicals in the process.

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    This moisturizer is formulated with vitamin E, sunflower seed oil, and rosemary to hydrate and sooth even the most dry, flaky skin. It goes on a little thick (a little goes a long way!), but will eventually melt into your skin for a smooth, non-greasy finish.

    Promising review: "This solved a nasty, dry, chapped skin problem I had been having this winter. I had a persistent problem with red, chapped skin at the outside corners of my eyes that I've never had before — and none of my usual go-to's were working! I was at my wit's end: it hurt and looked scary. So, I did what we all do — I Googled it, which is how I discovered Weleda Skin Food. When the product arrived, I tore the package open and I dabbed a tiny bit onto the corners of my eye. I'm not exaggerating when I say that my eyes looked and felt better within hours of applying the product. I put more on before I went to bed and when I got up in the morning, the irritated skin looked almost completely normal. By the next morning, there was no chapping and no redness at all. I am so happy with this product!" —Rabbit Lover

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87.

    Check out our full review here.

    6. A cleansing gel ideal for folks with combination and oily skin. This works harder than Hades to keep excess sebum (in English: greasy face shine) under control.

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    Promising review: "I discovered this product when I forgot my face wash and ended up in a pharmacy at midnight in Vancouver. My skin seems to break out and be very temperamental when it comes to products, but this facial wash really evened out my skin, and I can't remember the last time I had a breakout! I've tried pretty much everything in the past, from prescription face wash to more expensive products, and nothing has worked as well as this." —Amazon-aholic

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90.

    7. Glycolic and hyaluronic acid cleansing pads that exfoliate like MAD to reveal brighter, smoother skin. These will fade acne scars, help prevent future acne, and witch hazel will keep your skin calm throughout the process.

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    Use the textured side of these pads to exfoliate, and then FLIP! The opposite side will polish and smooth your skin. Then just wash it away! Easy peasy.

    Promising review: "I am new to the world of AHAs and glycolic acid, so I'm not sure how this product measures up to others similar to it. But I'll never go back to NOT exfoliating. I've noticed my stubborn acne scars fading drastically after only a week of using these nightly. My recurring acne in those areas seem to be dying down, and my overall skin tone seems to be brightening. I am really impressed so far!" —Mitzy McMillion

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $8.96.

    8. A travel kit filled with micellar cleansing water, a daily moisturizing lotion, and an anti-puffiness treatment specifically formulated for sensitive skin.

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    This pack is perfect to take with you on-the-go, BUT! It also serves as a way to test out the products above without shelling out money for the full-sized bottles. Itching to try that Bioderma micellar water everyone raves about? Here's your (inexpensive) chance!

    Promising review: "I have heard so many good things about the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar water, and wanted to try it out for myself. I fell in love the first time I used it! It removes my face makeup really easily and gently, and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I just bought the full-sized bottle and will continue to do so!" —Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

    9. A rosehip oil currently negotiating a movie deal with Marvel — this little bottle of magic is a superhero worthy of its own franchise.

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    This 100% pure rosehip oil moisturizes your skin without making it greasy, evens out scarring, and helps keeps the evil pimple monsters away.

    Promising review: "This oil is amazing!! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up my blemishes — all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked, and even my friends and coworkers are noticing." —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    Read our full writeup about this rosehip oil.

    10. Hydrogel sheet masks made from (brace yourselves because you're in for a SHOCK) snail slime! This ~interesting find~ will hydrate the heck out of your skin, even out your complexion, and give you a serious glow.

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    I was today-years-old when I found out how amazing snails (and their slime) are for your skin. Spongebob, is this why you kept Gary around?

    Promising review: "This is a holy grail skin product for me. These sheet masks leave your face rejuvenated and if you are prone to dryness, you'll see a hydration boost that lasts for a few days. This is one of the few skincare items I will continue to repurchase any time I run out of. 100% recommend! Plus, it's cruelty-free." —JJD

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $17.95.

    11. A daily moisturizing cream ideal for both your face and body! If you've ever struggled with eczema, you need to try this paraben-, formaldehyde-, dye-, and fragrance-free formula ASAP — over 2,000 people swear by it.

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    Promising review: "I have struggled with very persistent eczema for years and this product has been a godsend. I have never had any irritation from this lotion and it has gone miles towards healing my rashes and open wounds. I have used this religiously for about two years now and I am never going back!" —Lauren B.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.76.

    12. A weekly mud mask that acts as a vacuum for all the pesky gunk trapped in your pores. YOU KNOW, the kind of gunk that leads to blackheads, enlarged pores, and *gasp* cystic acne.

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    This mud mask contains Dead Sea mud, aloe, chamomile extract, vitamin a, sunflower seed oil, and jojoba oil to gently exfoliate your skin and absorb excess oil. Oily t-zones? Consider those a thing of the unthinkable past.

    Promising review: "Can't live without this! I use this on my face once a week, I never have pimples anymore and it's cleared my face of discoloration and large pores. I also use it on my sons who are going through puberty and it works great them. Screw you, expensive creams! This is a must-have." —Janelle Norris

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    13. A face cream rich with vitamins and antioxidants. Dullness? Consider that a thing of the past because this stuff will have your skin GLOWING.

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    This neat little jar contains vitamins b, c, and e, as well as antioxidants to keep your skin looking (and feeling) super healthy. Plus, it's allergy-tested and non-comedogenic AKA your skin won't erupt with pimple volcanoes after using this.

    PRO TIP! If you have super dry skin, this might work better as a daily cream for you as opposed to a nightly one!

    Promising review: "Love this moisturizer! It doesn't make my sensitive skin break out, it smells really nice, and I'm able to use it at night and under my makeup in the morning — it absorbs so well!" —Amazongirl

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    14. A coconut + coffee cleansing stick you'll want to add to your AM routine. This stuff will ~wake up~ your skin like a cup of caffeine and is super hydrating, meaning your foundation will GLIDE on, I tell ya!

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    Promising review: "LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Removes makeup, softens skin, smells invigorating. And I love the rollup dispenser!" —Kelly Rogers

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

    15. A gel cream to help skin that is #thirsty. This fast-absorbing, oil-free formula will feel like a tall, ice cold, hydrating glass of water for your face.

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    This fragrance-free moisturizer is packed with hyaluronic acid to improve dryness, and promises to provide ~ultimate~ hydration for up to 48 hours. DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG 48 HOURS IS? Wow.

    Psst, pro tip if you have extra dry skin: apply this formula to damp skin, let it dry, and then use your daily moisturizer to really lock in the effects.

    Promising review: "I have dry skin, and this is my holy grail PM moisturizer and lip mask. If my face is extra dry on a particular day, I'll use this in the AM, too. I will continue to buy this forever!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    16. An alcohol-free toner made with plant extracts to calm, soothe, and moisturize skin AND balance its pH level. Plus, one bottle will last you a lifetime.

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    Promising review: "This toner is a total game-changer! I have oily skin, but this toner is so moisturizing and hydrating that it doesn't make my skin feel greasy. It definitely absorbs quickly into my skin, and the bottle itself has lasted for a long time." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    17. A shimmery peel-off mask because why not let your skin feel as if it's being lathered in diamonds? This formula is made with pearl powder to illuminate and brighten your complexion, while diamond powder gets rid of all the gunky stuff residing in your pores.

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    Promising review: "One of the best peel-off masks I have used! The scent is really light, pleasant, and not overpowering at all. My complexion definitely looks brighter and more radiant after each use, it does not irritate my very sensitive skin, and it actually peels off very easily." —Jennifer S.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    18. A foaming cleanser free of artificial perfumes, meaning your nose won't feel personally attacked every time you go to wash your face before bed.

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    Thanks to the geranium and chamomile, this stuff will cleanse and soothe your skin. No redness! No leftover makeup!

    Promising review: "This very inexpensive, incredible face wash changed my face! I was getting a lot of stress and hormonal breakouts around my mouth and chin area, and I also have sensitive skin. I tried SO many products in the past and was stunned when this worked — my skin is now clear and GLOWING." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $6.66.

    19. A hydrating cream face mask created to give tired, dull, stressed skin some serious pampering. Serious moisture and serious glow? Pass that marriage certificate because I ~dew~.

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    This cult-favorite mask is packed with vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants, and gently exfoliating extracts to give you a dewy complexion that every ~no makeup makeup~ guru would envy.

    Reviewers have used this as an eye mask, a moisturizer, an overnight mask, and as a primer for makeup in the AM!

    Promising review: "This has been the most amazing face mask I have ever tried, and I suspect that it will replace all other masks in my collection. It is amazing for my sensitive skin! I love how it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated, and it even seems to gently exfoliate my skin when I wipe it off. I have been taking this everywhere with me and I've been using it on an almost daily basis. This is a holy grail product!" —rayla311

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    20. A rosewater facial spray with so many uses, it's hard to keep track of 'em all! This can set and refresh your makeup, give foundation a dewy appearance, add refreshing hydration to dull-looking skin, and help keep breakouts at bay.

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    This facial spray is packed with aloe, herbs, and rose water to give a glowy, dewy look to dehydrated skin.

    Psst, this facial spray comes in a set of two! One with four fluid ounces, the other with two fluid ounces (AKA travel-sized).

    Promising review: ""The redness on my cheeks has gone way down and I have a much more even complexion after just four days. I've been lightly spraying this on my face after cleansing with the Mario Badescu Rice Milk Carnation Cleanser and again first thing upon waking. It smells very nice and magically fixes skin problems — even my acne has cleared up! I'm very impressed." —Terryoke

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    21. A shaving cream containing eucalyptus and menthol, which work overtime to tone, purify, and refresh skin. Razor burn? Consider that a thing of the past. ANCIENT HISTORY, I tell ya!

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    Psst, this shaving cream has over 2,000 (!!!) glowing reviews on Amazon.

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the best shaving cream I have ever used. First of all, the smell and feel is incredible. Second, it lathers up incredibly. Finally, the fact that it's in a toothpaste-style tube is nice since you can squeeze out every drop, plus it's easier to travel with than an aerosol can." —M. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.46.

    22. Tea tree oil that will protect you from all upcoming pimple apocalypses. If you feel a zit forming, just dab some of this on it before you go to sleep — this oil will (naturally) dry that sucker up.

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    Psst, the same applies for body acne!

    Promising review: "Very powerful and the smell is wonderful! I use it to treat acne on my son's back. This helps immensely WHEN used consistently. However, my teen son is anything but consistent when using products to help his skin... if only this company could make an extract to eliminate stubbornness." —Julesbuy1

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    23. A coconut sugar lip scrub to prep your pout for bold lipstick. This will give you smooth, moisturized lips free of any flakes — and not the delicious, breakfast cereal kind.

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    This vegan and cruelty-free scrub is formulated with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil for the ultimate dose of hydration.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim and I have no regrets! It smells delicious — like toasted almonds and almond cookies! I use the lip scrub before bed, and I could immediate tell the difference. My lips are smoother and softer, and my chapstick lasts much longer on my lips. I made my husband use it once, and his lips were also much smoother and super soft after just one use!" —Cowie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    24. A toner lotion packed with alcohol-free, nutrient-rich ingredients. World, say hello to ermented chaga and coprinus mushrooms — this unstoppable combo can do everything from calm cystic acne to fade acne scars.

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    A few reviewers have also used this for body acne, with truly wonderful results!

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I have very sensitive skin, cystic acne, and rosacea. This has significantly calmed my SUPER problematic skin. I noticed a significant difference within hours of applying it — I just pat this in with a dampened cotton pad." —KarenLouise23

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

    25. A cruelty-free night cream formulated with iris extract and cocoa butter to hydrate the livin' HECK out of your skin! Time to wave a permanent goodbye to the dry patches that have plagued your skin in the past.

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    This delicious, delectable night cream is ideal for normal-to-dry skin!

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about how fantastic this cream is and how hooked I am! I love many Weleda products, but this is my all-time favorite! The tube is very small, but it goes a long because you only need a little bit. Plus, the cream itself is free of petroleums and other junk that you don't want on your skin." —Ekat

    Get it from Amazon for $13.96.

    26. A hyaluronic acid serum with over 7,000 (!!!!) positive reviews. I guess you can say that this hydrating, non-greasy concoction is what the cool kids would call a cult-favorite...

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    Your skin will drink this vegan, dye-free serum right up! It's super hydrating, doesn't leave behind a film of gross grease on your face, and will balance out combination skin with the snap of your pretty little finger.

    Promising review: "This serum is wonderful! It doesn't burn, it doesn't have a funny smell, and it doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky. My skin is pale, sensitive, combination, and I have some issues with oiliness in my t-zone, but it drinks in this serum! After just one use, I had a noticeable softness to my skin and it just felt rejuvenated. I've also began to notice a reduction in the beginnings of lines that were starting to form on my forehead, my complexion is brighter, and my skin isn't ashy." —DamnTheTorpedoes

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    27. A splurge-worthy avocado sleeping mask that firmly believes in the concept of beauty sleep — as in, it beautifies your skin while you sleep. This will moisturize, lightly exfoliate, brighten, and tighten your complexion whilst you're snoring away.

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    This cruelty-free jar of goodness contains kaolin clay, manuka honey, polyhydroxy acid, and — SURPRISE — avocado. This mixture promises to draw out impurities and boost natural collagen and hydration without irritating your skin or stripping it of moisture.

    Promising review: "I am very careful about trying new masks. But let me tell you, this stuff is amazing! This product is great right from packaging to actual results. It’s very creamy (but in a way that makes your skin feel luxurious), it absorbs quickly, and I could already feel the moisture in my skin upon first application. I did use it as the overnight mask—bonus, it’s great for under eye darkness—and woke up to fresh, dewy skin. Also, you don’t need a lot upon application, so it lasts for a good while." —elbell24

    Get it from Sephora for $45.

    28. An oil-free acne spot treatment capable of stopping that tiny pimple baby from turning into a full-blown monster, thanks to a combo of witch hazel and salicylic acid.

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    This product will help stop redness and swelling, plus it will help zits heal a ton faster. Just add a tiny amount onto a forming pimple, hit the hay, and that's it! You'll wake up to a pimple that is either totally gone or visibly reduced in size.

    Promising review: "This is a great product! I've used liquid salicylic acid products in the past and they did not work nearly as well, and I can't use retinoids as they give me redness and peeling. I did not believe other reviewers when they said it could stop a pimple before it got bad — but it's true! I'm 50 + years old and am still plagued by acne. When I get a pimple, it's a three to four week process that looks awful and usually ends with a scar. This has absolutely stopped a zit from becoming a nightmare." —Dog lover!

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    29. A facial scrub to slough away the dead skin cells that have marked your chin as their final resting place. This grapefruit and lemon balm formula will work to exfoliate and brighten your skin without any pimple disasters.

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    This facial scrub can be used on the daily, but you know your skin best! Only use this when *you* think it's necessary.

    Promising review: "I have oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin and this is a gentle (yet deep) exfoliator that does exactly what it advertises; my skin feels softer, smoother, cleaner, and brighter. It’s great for blackheads and dryness, but it doesn’t strip the skin of moisture and can be used daily." —Nat

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    30. Cleansing cloths that will remove dirt, trapped oil, and makeup — I'm looking at you, waterproof mascara — without simultaneously stripping your face of moisture. Pro tip: keep these by your bedside nightstand.

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    Promising review: "I love these cleansing cloths! They don't irritate my sensitive skin and they aren't heavily fragranced (if at all). They take away all traces of my 'waterproof' mascara and leave my skin feeling soft and not parched. Plus, there's no stinging sensation that I sometimes get around the eyes with other brands. I've already reordered these several times!" —lisa swood

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $8.54.

    31. A creamy lotion that gets rid of dry patches in a jiffy, but ALSO (according to reviewers) works like a charm as a primer. Let's get a huge round of applause for products that boast ~versatility~.

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    Promising review: "This is my all-time favorite skin product! I recently asked one of my makeup artist friends what primer she uses, and she said, 'I don't! I just use Embryolisse moisturizer!' So I bought some and seriously my life has been CHANGED. I've been using this for about nine months now, and it truly is a terrific primer, moisturizer, cleanser, and healer. I blend it with jojoba oil to remove makeup, or with baking soda to create an exfoliant. I apply it liberally at night to moisturize my skin while I sleep, and again first thing in the morning after I've washed my face, at least a half hour before I put on makeup. It's great for healing dry, flaky skin, and incredible for priming a smooth surface for makeup application. Never greasy or goopy!" —Anne Inez

    Get it from Amazon for $21.20.

    32. A vegan eye cream healthier than that kale salad you had for lunch (go you). This tub is packed with aloe vera, sunflower oil, tripeptide 5, and an elephant ton of other vitamins...

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    ...all which work together to provide intense hydration and collagen production for the (super delicate and easily irritated) skin around your eyes. Wrinkles? Dryness? I don't know either of them.

    Promising review: "I bought this product after having an allergic reaction to several other eye creams, so I was a little skeptical at first. But even in the past week I've been using it, I can already see a huge difference. It soaks right into my skin, doesn't feel oily, and my wrinkles/bags are disappearing. I love the ingredients and everything this brand offers. Highly recommend!" —hannah188

    Get it from Sephora for $35.

    33. An SPF 25-infused lip balm made with beeswax, green tea leaf extract, shea butter, and cocoa seed butter to provide intense, long-lasting moisture to even the most chapped of pouts.

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    Promising review: "This is genuinely the best lip balm I’ve ever tried. I’ve had severely dry, cracked lips since I was a teenager, and basically everything I’ve tried in the past has failed me on one level or another. I’ve been using these Jack Black balms for the past six months or so, and my lips have looked soooo much better. I used to have cracks, and the layer of skin would constantly peel away. I had light scarring and discoloration due to years of dryness and peeling, but not anymore! This even kept my lips protected during a very cold winter in the Midwest. I have six of these floating around my house/purse/work backpack. And I don’t ever see myself using another lip product." —Cara

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50 (available in five scents).

    34. A splurge-worthy moisturizing cream ideal for anyone living in a city prone to harsh winters. (We'll move to Hawaii one day, am I right?) This will keep your complexion hydrated and nourished without making you feel greasy!

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    This cream is packed with ceramides that basically work to keep your skin feeling moisturized and balanced at all times, fighting off ~environmental aggressors~ that would lead to dryness, dullness, and itchiness.

    Promising review: "This is truly an amazing product. Completely worth it! I'm a man with combination skin and dry, flaky, irritated patches around my nose. After one month of using this, my skin is honestly the best it's ever been. Virtually blemish-free and...dewy. Seriously. I typically wouldn't review a product, but this is just so good that I had to. I find the smell very invigorating and pleasant, too. I had been searching for a moisturizer that works for me for a while and I think I finally found it." —nmmathew

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    Waving goodbye to breakouts, dryness, oily t-zones, and redness in the new year like:

    TLC

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